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Freddo e Felice

4 Dec

It has officially turned winter here.  We woke up on Sunday to below zero temperatures.  Okay, it was only -1 but it felt like -100 to me.  The cold permeates my body to the core of my bones.  I can’t seem to get warm from about mid-November until about mid-March.  I’m a sorry excuse for a Canadian.  The Italians can’t believe it when they hear me talking about how cold it is here.  They imagine all Canadians to be hardy, sturdy, cold-loving people.  Not me.  Nope, not in the least.

Despite the cold temps we decided to go out for a walk in the local woods on Sunday morning.  None of us were really in the mood to change out of our pajamas and venture outside but the promise of buying a Christmas tree at the end of the walk was motivation enough to get us out.  The day was clear and sunny and absolutely gorgeous.

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This was the view from our walk in the woods.  Castle, lake, medievil church and mountains in the background.  Even after living here for over a decade I’m still in awe at the scenery that surrounds us.

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Those kids who whined and complained about leaving the house ended up happily exploring the forest and lakeside for hours.

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After carefully picking out our Christmas tree we headed home and started to decorate it in front of the fire.

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And since we were in the Christmas decorating mood I decided to pull out my newly purchased felted acorns.  A talented friend of mine makes them and I love them so so much.  The kids found some branches in the woods which we spray painted white.  We then just simply put them in a vase and hung the little acorns.  Very simple but so lovely.

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Slowly we’re getting into the swing of the holidays.  Lots of baking and sewing in the weeks ahead!

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Albero di Natale

6 Dec

After the kids arrived home from school today we put on a nice cozy fire, put on some Sinatra Christmas music, set out some chips and dip and got busy decorating our Christmas tree.   Here’s a little compilation of the photos we took during the decorating.

My hands are still stinging from all the needle pricks that I got trying to hang the ornaments.

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